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EVALUATING THE BENEFITS OF EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMMES

EVALUATING THE BENEFITS OF EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMMES Problems arise in attempting to evaluate Employee AssistanceProgrammes EAP in the widest sense. Terms such asevaluation, and benefits are regarded aspotentially complex, as is the adequate definition of what constitutesemployee assistance. Studies concerned both with alcoholprogrammes and with stress management are reviewed specific problemsare highlighted. Methodology and the appropriateness of the traditionalscientific method are much discussed. Metaevaluation isproposed to run concurrently with the unravelling of methodologicalquestions in order to address the interfacing of programmes with othersections of the organisation, and the extent to which environmental andorganisational factors rather than individuals are targeted for change. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Employee Counselling Today Emerald Publishing

EVALUATING THE BENEFITS OF EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMMES

Employee Counselling Today , Volume 3 (4): 8 – Apr 1, 1991

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0955-8217
DOI
10.1108/EUM0000000002864
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Abstract

Problems arise in attempting to evaluate Employee AssistanceProgrammes EAP in the widest sense. Terms such asevaluation, and benefits are regarded aspotentially complex, as is the adequate definition of what constitutesemployee assistance. Studies concerned both with alcoholprogrammes and with stress management are reviewed specific problemsare highlighted. Methodology and the appropriateness of the traditionalscientific method are much discussed. Metaevaluation isproposed to run concurrently with the unravelling of methodologicalquestions in order to address the interfacing of programmes with othersections of the organisation, and the extent to which environmental andorganisational factors rather than individuals are targeted for change.

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Employee Counselling TodayEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 1991

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